The Early Peanut Intervention Clinic at Nationwide Children’s Hospital assesses infants who are at high risk to develop a peanut allergy. Our goal is to significantly reduce peanut allergies for at-risk infants (before 12 months of age) through early peanut introduction.
Eligible infants will undergo allergy skin prick testing to determine peanut allergy risk.
Infants without strong allergy skin prick responses will undergo a supervised feeding of an age-appropriate, peanut-containing food.
If successful, families will keep peanuts in their child’s diet at least 3 times a week.
Who is Eligible?
Infants 4-11 months of age
No prior peanut ingestion or history of peanut reactions
Infants with difficult-to-control eczema (regular use of topical steroids for 2 weeks or longer) and/or history of known egg or other food allergy
Who is Not Eligible?
Infants older than 11 months
Any child with a known peanut allergy
Infants who do not have eczema or known egg/food allergy
Physician referral is required. To refer a patient, please call (614) 722-5112.
The Clinic will occur one Friday afternoon per month, and we can accommodate 8 new patients per Clinic.
Note: This Clinic does not address concerns for other types of food allergies, eczema management or any other allergic conditions. Please refer patients with these concerns to the Allergy & Immunology Clinic for thorough assessment and management recommendations.